Eastern Plains Timber Bridge Replacement

Work this Week
May 16-20, 2022

US 36 between Strasburg and Byers

  • US 36 bridge over a drainage approximately two miles west of County Road 173 (Bradbury Road) is closed to all traffic through June
    • Pour bridge abutments
    • Backfill abutments
    • Prepare site for bridge girders

US 40 west of Agate

  • US 40 bridge over Agate Creek approximately one mile west of Main Street is closed to all traffic through June
    • Cure bridge deck
    • Backfill bridge deck
    • Prepare for bridge approach work
    • Place embankment and roadbed material

All work is weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change.

About the Project:

Four timber bridges along Interstate 70 frontage roads (U.S. Highway 36 and US 40) between Byers and Agate will be removed and replaced with concrete bridges. Roadway pavement on the bridge approaches will be removed and replaced to raise the roadway profile. Outside shoulders will be widened to eight feet across each bridge. Other project work includes new guardrail, drainage improvements, access modifications, and upgraded signage and striping. Drivers should expect full roadway closures for each bridge replacement.

The four bridge locations are:

  • Between Strasburg and Byers: US 36 over a drainage, approximately two miles west of County Road 173 (Bradbury Road)
  • Near Peoria: US 40 over a drainage, approximately one mile west of Peoria Road
  • Near Deer Trail: US 40 over a drainage, approximately half-mile west of Ivy Street
  • Near Agate: US 40 over Agate Creek, approximately one mile west of Main Street

US 36 map

US 40 map


Work Schedule

  • February through June 2022: Reconstruct US 36 bridge near Byers and US 40 bridge near Agate
  • June through November 2022: Reconstruct US 40 bridge near Peoria and US 40 bridge near Deer Trail

Traffic Impacts

  • Starting on or after Feb. 21, the US 36 bridge over a drainage between Strasburg and Byers, approximately two miles west of County Road 173 (Bradbury Road), will close to all traffic through June.
  • Starting on or after Feb. 21, the US 40 bridge over Agate Creek, approximately one mile west of Main Street, will close to all traffic through June.

Project Facts

  • Cost: $11 million
  • Contractor: Lawrence Construction
  • Timeline: January - December 2022
  • Location: 4 locations along I-70 frontage roads (US 36 / US 40) between Strasburg and Agate